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Predicting ground level impacts of solid rocket motor testingBeginning in August of 1988 and continuing until the present, NASA at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi has conducted environmental monitoring of selected static test firings of the solid rocket motor used on the Space Shuttle. The purpose of the study was to assess the modeling protocol adapted for use in predicting plume behavior for the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor that is to be tested in Mississippi beginning in the mid-1990's. Both motors use an aluminum/ammonium perchlorate fuel that produces HCl and Al2O3 particulates as the major combustion products of concern. A combination of and subroutines and the INPUFF model are used to predict the centerline stabilization height, the maximum concentration of HCl and Al2O3 at ground level, and distance to maximum concentration. Ground studies were conducted to evaluate the ability of the model to make these predictions. The modeling protocol was found to be conservative in the prediction of plume stabilization height and in the concentrations of the two emission products predicted.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Douglas, Willard L.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Eagan, Ellen E.
(NASA John C. Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Kennedy, Carolyn D.
(Sverdrup Technology, Inc.; NASA, Stennis Space Center Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Mccaleb, Rebecca C.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-0306
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA, Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Location: Reno, NV
Country: United States
Start Date: January 11, 1993
End Date: January 14, 1993
Sponsors: AIAA
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